International Relations Theory in Game of Thrones
Westeros and Washington

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By Andrew Peek

Season three of HBO's "Game of Thrones" wrapped up earlier this month, which is sad news for the foreign policy community. The show's protagonists live in a fantasy realpolitik world of backstabbing, front-stabbing and betrayal, where concepts like honor, as one character says, only slow you down.

But they are not all remorselessly security-maximizing Lannisters; there is, in fact, a wide variety of realists among the Westerosi, and even a few starry-eyed dreamers.

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Andrew Lewis Peek was a personal advisor to the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan. He is currently completing his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.


Daenerys Targaryen: Neoconservative ››

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